Sweden’s NextJet, which was bought by Norway’s Olsen Group after the regional airline filed for bankruptcy last month, will resume flights within the next week.
The carrier is also expected to be rebranded as Air Scandic, with operations planned to start up on 11 June. NextJet had filed for bankruptcy on 17 May.
Initial flights for the airline using sub-contractors will be from Stockholm Arlanda to Mariehamn (Åland Islands) using ATR 42 aircraft with other routes to follow soon after.
According to NextJet’s administrator, the new owner will bring sufficient funding to the airline, which needs to regain its own operating licence and AOC before re-establishing other routes such as Stockholm Arlanda-Jakobstad/Karleby (Kokkola in Finland) in July and Stockholm Arlanda-Karlstad in August.
The Åland Regional Government had confirmed on 31 May that it had signed an air transport agreement with Danish Air Transport for the resumption of flights between Mariehamn and Stockholm, which had been unserved since NextJet’s collapse into bankruptcy.